Have you ever wondered what causes addiction? Does it seem sometimes that all around us is one form of addiction or another? Entertainment, shopping, work, the internet, sex, food, drugs, alcohol? The Cause Of Addiction Stress and addiction are actually “cause and effect” according to Yogi Amrit Desai, founder of Kripalu Yoga. His thinking is…

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Ayurvedic practices are a comprehensive system of health techniques and information which asserts that we need to take into account 10 key health factors in order to enjoy good health.  These factors are foundational understandings about how we create health. Too often in Western society, we have a restricted and limited view of the factors that…

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Highly sensitive people can benefit from one of the best health practices in Ayurveda: oil massage called abhyanga. Abhyanga is the practice of pouring herbal oil on the body and massaging the  oil into the body to help restore and maintain balance. Abhyanga is a daily massage practice for promoting general health or it can…

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One of the most important factors in health is time but perhaps not in the way you may think. In Western society, we think of one minute as the same as the next, and although we recognize the changes of season, we are often insulated from them, in our homes, offices and cars. Time is…

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Listen to your fatigue. Exhaustion is an important message from our bodies, emotions, and spirits. Western thinking and cultural practices treat fatigue, at best, as an inconvenience. Such thinking is a mistake and particularly problematic for highly sensitive people. What Fatigue Does For Us All living things need renewal to be healthy.  If we do…

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Have you ever questioned your relationship with food? Do you ever wonder why we humans seem to be so unhealthy? Most people eat to avoid hunger, because the food tastes good, for social reasons or to deal with difficult feelings. The most important function of foods, however, is the one we have lost touch with.…

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Do you suffer from chronic pain? Does it seem as if the amount of pain you are experiencing is growing over time rather than diminishing? Do you have a hard time functioning because of chronic pain? Is it hard to relieve your chronic pain with medication? What Causes Chronic Pain? There are many causes of…

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Can affirmations help us heal? Affirmations became popular with the birth of the human potential movement.  One of the perceptions of the human potential movement has been that limitations on happiness and achievement come from negative beliefs about ourselves. As a result, the human potential movement put a lot of attention on how we think…

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To a child all feelings may seem huge, since they feel so small – and are. Children are very natural about their feelings. They experience them and let them go. Unfortunately, it does not take long before we learn that our feelings are unwanted and inconvenient. Then we start to reject them and hold them…

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The good news is that you do not need an elephant to have a great massage. Massage is actually something that you can do for yourself every day. The massage I am referring to is an oil massage which feels luxurious – like a dose of love – and detoxes as well. Abhyanga One of…

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